Operations Manager

Operations Box Hill North, Victoria


Are you an experienced Print or Manufacturing Industry professional looking for an exciting leadership role?  
MCC Verstraete Australia are searching for a talented and dynamic Plant /Operations Manager to join our team in Box Hill, Melbourne. As the Plant/Operations Manager, you will be responsible for leading and managing plant operations, implementing strategies, and building a high-performing team.  
If you have a strong background in print or manufacturing and a passion for driving operational excellence, we want to hear from you! 
About MCC Verstraete 
At MCC Verstraete, we pride ourselves on being the global leader of In Mould Label (IML) Printing solutions. With a strong commitment to excellence and innovation, we have built a reputation for delivering high-quality products to our customers.  
IML is the technology used by our customers to produce plastic packaging. Our label and the package are moulded simultaneously and become one. IML is used in many different applications, including ice cream, margarine, salads, paint, and many more.  
The Headquarters of our IML Business is in Belgium, however our international business MCC Label is headquartered in the US, making us a truly global organisation.  
About the role 
As one of our Plant/Operations Managers, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the success and growth of our operations. 
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Responsible for implementing strategy and operational goals to drive operational excellence.
  • Provide clear leadership and vision for your team.
  • Ensure production output, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Assesses on-time delivery performance and develops actions to improve and sustain a high level of performance.
  • Planning and organizing production schedules. Holds direct responsibility for managing cost by effective management of labour, overtime, and expenditures.
  • Manage P&L for Operations, R&M, and Consumables.
  • Prepare budgets using forecasting models.
  • Set and monitor KPIs and take corrective action to achieve targets.
  • Identify and prioritize improvement opportunities for optimal performance.
  • Allocate resources efficiently to ensure smooth plant operations.
  • Manage a robust preventive maintenance program.
  • Develop waste reduction programs and collaborate with stakeholders for effective solutions.
  • Drive safety, quality, productivity, cost, innovation, and other key areas.
  • Resolve customer complaints promptly and support local sales.
  • Ensure accurate and current data capture and management reporting.
About you 
  • Bachelor's degree in business, or similar field.
  • Minimum of 5 years of effective work experience in plant leadership/management roles.
  • Experience in either printing, packaging, or manufacturing is a must.
  • Proven experience in safety, quality, production, people and culture, finance, and supply chain management.
  • Strong financial acumen and managing budgets (P&L)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities.
  • Dynamic leadership style, able to gain trust and get the best out of the team.
  • Ability to work cross functionally with Sales, Supply Chain, Finance and HR.
The benefits 
  • Competitive remuneration
  • Free onsite parking
  • Health & wellness program
  • Local & global career opportunities to development & build your brilliant career (encouraged & supported)
  • Private health insurance discount
  • To help employees thrive at home & at work, we offer an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), a free confidential support service.
  • Continuous learning opportunities & support for you to grow & make a real difference.
  • Employee referral program, our employees are rewarded for helping us find great talent!
  • Reward & recognition programs aligned to our values and with high performance.
  • Regular social events encouraging a fun & friendly environment.
  • Values-based culture
  • Supportive & inclusive environment
  • Progressive, market leading & high performing business
  • Work with likeminded talented people who together achieve & feel inspired.
  • Part of an organisation that strongly believes in sustainability goals to make a difference to our planet.
Apply now. 
Are you Interested or know someone who could be? Let them know! If you don’t quite meet all of the criteria, but feel you can make a difference at MCC, we encourage you to submit your application. If your CV includes qualifications, work history, skills, experience, no need to also provide a cover letter. 
Diversity & Inclusion. 
At MCC, we believe what makes us unique, makes us better. We embrace & care deeply about creating a workplace where our people feel valued & empowered. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly & with respect. We consider our people our best asset & understand the importance of bringing different perspectives. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity/expression or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We encourage & welcome all genders, people of disability, first nations people (N/A for NZ), LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply.